FM Adelaide Hills

A Dark Beer lovers guide to South Australia


Winter. Ugh. Just the mention of this word conjures up images of dreary skies. Sodden miserable people traipsing their way forlornly through the murk, mud coating thier shoes while cold winds from the Antarctic sandblast their eyes with near freezing rain. Oh the joy. Its not all bad though. Once you get out of the doom and gloom, a fireplace ...

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Toro Espanol


Mount Barker certainly seems to be growing up a bit. While the debarcle that is the Woolworths owned block of land remains undeveloped, there are others who are forging ahead regardless.

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Lost in a Forest 

Set amongst the trees and hidden away in the beautiful village of Uraidla is one of the Adelaide Hills best kept secrets. Wood oven pizza is a bit dime-a-dozen these days, so this alone is not enough to raise any eyebrows. An old church being the main building and kitchen is an interesting feature, as is allowing patrons to simply throw ...

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Grumpy’s Brewhaus


Combine an all grain microbrewery, serving a changing mix of their own beers on tap, with some woodoven pizzas and other tasty goodies in the mix, all wrapped up in a chilled location in the Adelaide Hills and you have a very enticing proposition indeed.

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Uraidla Hotel


I just love a good pub. There is nothing quite like that welcoming, warm embrace that envelops your soul as you walk into a good pub. Your spirits are lifted, your heart is eased and for a while any issues you have are checked at the door. What I am talking about is worlds away from the finely crafted, vast, ...

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A Coffee Lovers Guide to Adelaide and surrounds


It is interesting to see how the market for coffee is maturing and developing in the last few years. Mirroring the growth in interest in other areas such as craft beer and cider, as well as the now ingrained (over)use of terms such as ‘organic’ and ‘artisan’, coffee is no longer as simple as it used to be.

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Miss Perez 


​Being a hills dweller I have been well aware of Miss Perez plying their trade in Stirling, however it was only just now that I arranged to venture through their doors. I now regret that I hadn’t done this sooner…. 

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5 Spice Indian Cuisine


Indian food is a diverse and rich cuisine that often doesn’t get the full respect it deserves. It is far more than butter chicken, lamb korma, vindaloo and naan bread. There is a vast array of styles and flavours in curries, salads, pilafs, breads and condiments depending on the region of the country you are looking at.

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